Film Freak - 812 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 6, 2013
|70 37%||Big Eyes (2014) - Aug 21, 2018|
|75 47%||Nothing But a Man (1964) - Aug 21, 2018|
|79 60%||Carnival of Souls (1962) - Aug 19, 2018
"The overwhelming consensus is true: the film is essentially a long Twilight Zone episode directed by George Romero. But Harvey does some amazing things as a filmmaker (and acting as the villain). He uses his camera angles, editing, & organ music to create a fantastic mood and point of view about an everyday person questioning their sanity. The script could've used one more pass, and maybe some more takes for the acting. But while you know the destination early on, the trip is still worthwhile. "
|80 63%||Wonder Woman (2017) - Jul 14, 2018|
|94 88%||The Apartment (1960) - Jul 09, 2018
"A masterclass in mode: particularly romance, humor, & drama. The writing creates a lead who desperately wants something and walks a constant, thriller- esque, tightrope to get it. You're in his shoes as he's made a Faustian deal to accomplish his ends. But, as the story transpires, the sweetness & humor unfold in a way that makes this a perfect hanging out movie. The sexual harassment is dated, but otherwise it is perfect. Kudos to MacLaine and the perfect anamorphic black and white photography."
|84 66%||Sorry to Bother You (2018) - Jul 06, 2018
"I already dislike that this movie is going to be compared to Get Out & Spike Lee's early work. It's more than a story on "race relations" (which only comprise a few scenes). Tonally, it reminded me more of Mike Judge's Office Space (the opening), Idiocracy (the fantastical and sci-fi tones), or a more fun Brazil. There are some great & timely discussions on humanity, the value of work, and how to use and abuse power. But it's also funny as hell. Especially Armie Hammer. Highly recommended. "
|69 30%||The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1959) - Jul 01, 2018
"The romance isn't perfect because of the conservative racial/corporate climate of the era. And the script seems to be a bit thin as perhaps one or two more passes could have strengthened the conflict. As such, it isn't as timeless of a sci-fi work as something like Invasion of the Body Snatchers. But there's something there. To even address the racial commentary is admittedly bold. And setting the compelling dramatic premise against the sci-fi backdrop is inspired. Marginal recommendation. "
|70 37%||Super Speedway (2000) - Jun 30, 2018|
|88 78%||Night of the Living Dead (1968) - Jun 30, 2018|
|88 78%||Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - Jun 29, 2018
"Executive meddling made some changes that took away from the film (the voiceover & tacked on happy ending). But otherwise this is a groundbreaking flick worthy of remaking every 17 years with a new commentary based on the current cultural paranoia. This version does wonders exploring witchhunts based around Communism. And it works as a film with its amazing cinematography, performances (both actors and in film characters), & writing. It rightfully serves as a masterclass for sci-fi suspense. "